In the early days of PCs, you had to know how to open up the box and add the functionality you really wanted when you bought the computer. This program looks at some of the upgrade options including AST's Rampage 286 board, Paradise Systems' VGA Plus Graphics card, IBM's Inboard/386, and Quadram's JT Fax board, and the TV Producer board for the Macintosh II. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Keywords: Episode Year: 1988; Television Programs; Computers: History; graphics cards; fax cards; add-on boards
A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers.Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D.
Keywords: Episode Year: 1989; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; commodore; battle chess
Downloads: 11,474 (2 reviews)
For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto...
Keywords: Episode Year: 1988; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; commodore; video toaster
Downloads: 25,093 (4 reviews)
|Amiga and Atari|
How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST.Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative StrategiesProducts/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint
Keywords: Episode Year: 1985; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; atari
Downloads: 41,767 (4 reviews)
|Apple II Forever|
Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf...
Keywords: apple; macintosh; sculley
Downloads: 38,388 (2 reviews)
Expert systems, decision support software, and natural language communication.Guests: Harry Tennant, Texas Instruments; Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley; Gary Hendrix, Symantec; S. Jerrold Kaplan, Lotus Developmnt; Gary Kildall, Digital ResearchProducts/Demos: Personal Consultant, Q&A
Keywords: Episode Year: 1986; Television Programs; Computers: History; artificial intelligence; expert systems
Downloads: 3,320 (1 review)
An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984.
Keywords: artificial intelligence; expert systems; knowledge engineering
Downloads: 19,002 (2 reviews)
In the late 1980's, Taiwan was the world's leading producer of scanners, monitors, and many other computer products. This program goes to Taiwan to look at the center of the Asian computer industry. Included are visits to leading domestic computer companies such as Mitac, Microtek, Tatung, and Multitech (now Acer). Also coverage of American technology companies manufacturing in Taiwan such as Atari, Texas Instruments, and IBM...
Keywords: Episode Year: 1987; Television Programs; Computers: History; taiwan; taipei; asia
Computer programs for the amateur astronomer plus tools for tracking Halley's Comet.Guests: Evan Scharf, Scharf Software Sys; Robin Raskin, Family Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Bob Peterson, College of Marin; Steve Vogt, Lick ObservatoryProducts/Demos: Tellstar, StarSoft HalleyComet Halley
Keywords: Episode Year: 1986; Television Programs; Computers: History; astronomy; space
The Atari ST is a big hit in Europe but it's not very popular yet in the U.S. A look at some of the cool features that attract Atari fans.Guests: Jim Kent, Author; Vincent de Phillippo, Winners; Andrew Reese, START Magaz; Nathan Potechin, ISD Mktg Inc; Eric Peterson, Cogswell College; Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: Cyber Paint; Spectre 128Dyna Cadd; Calamus; Atari Mega 4Atari 1040 ST
Keywords: Episode year: 1989